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Old 07-28-2020, 05:55 PM   #1
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I havenít seen a thread specifically exploring the range of different artistic or creative activities people have taken up during early retirement or the pandemic.

Iíve been doing a lot more photography - lately drone photography and waterfalls.

I also build vintage & custom LEGO sets. Iíve found a lot of great groups online to participate in - they have made it more fun.
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Old 07-28-2020, 07:10 PM   #2
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Check out the 'What We're Making' thread. Lots of excellent creative stuff being made by forum members.
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Old 07-28-2020, 07:17 PM   #3
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And check out The Photographersí Corner sticky in the Life after Fire subforum
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Old 07-30-2020, 11:45 PM   #4
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We inherited an old globe lamp when we bought our home 18 years ago. We are now decluttering before putting our house on the market and found out the lamp that has been sitting around waiting for us to retire it is worth around $500 if somewhat restored. I may be a budding antique globe restorer...if not, maybe I’ll at least get a new old lamp out of it!
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Old 07-31-2020, 07:11 AM   #5
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Becoming a junk dealer. Sold an old taxi horn that looked like a $5 item, for $50. Also, sold an old Nintendo box, empty, for $25. When not selling junque, I would be grokking on a solo recital performance of some soprano, but, alas, no recitals this season! As for actually creating art, I just don't, for now. Playing lots of vinyl, and selling a lot of vinyl, for $1 each, at flea markets.
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Old 07-31-2020, 08:18 AM   #6
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I'm not retired yet, but I took up photography seriously when I was fifty and it has become a very big part of my life. I focus on portraits of rescued animals and their humans, and work mainly on a non-profit basis.

www.janetholmesphoto.com

Just published a book called Nest: Rescued Chickens at Home and you can watch the video flip-through here:

https://www.kehrerverlag.com/en/jane..._from_store=de

If anyone is interested in learning more about excellent photography courses/programs, or about using photography to support rescued animals, feel free to contact me.
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Old 07-31-2020, 08:58 AM   #7
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I enjoy shooting video, editing, and scoring music. Since we aren't travelling as much I have spent more time focusing on editing and scoring music. I just created a tutorial this past week on shooting time lapse videos to music after I received many questions on how it's done.

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Old 08-01-2020, 01:46 PM   #8
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I am a watercolor painter and have sold some paintings.
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Old 08-01-2020, 03:10 PM   #9
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Old 08-01-2020, 03:17 PM   #10
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Old 08-02-2020, 12:57 PM   #15
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I paint mostly landscapes (in watercolor)IMG_9142.jpg
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Old 08-03-2020, 10:54 PM   #17
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Old 08-04-2020, 10:21 PM   #18
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Not sure if you all would consider it art, but I’ve been working on writing a couple apps: a shared travel journal where everyone traveling together share a log of the trip and add photos, notes, locations, comments, etc. The other is a gardening app to track plants, seasons, garden tasks, etc.

While not traditional ‘art’, to me it’s pretty creative and I’m enjoying it.
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Music is my most creative endeavor these days. Recent tune I learned...


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That is gorgeous. How did you decide watercolor vs. other media?
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